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RMIT English Worldwide

All applications must be submitted with an English proficiency test result, unless the student has studied at an institution where English is the medium of instruction.

When English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) programs are required for entry into a program, the number of weeks of ELICOS study is determined by RMIT (based on IELTS, TOEFL score) and/or RMIT English Worldwide (REW) based on a Placement Test.

See entry requirements for full details.

If the student does not have proof of English proficiency, they must undertake the REW Placement Test.  The test ensures that the student is offered the correct duration of English study.

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) runs the placement test remotely using Zoom. The test takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

  • Part 1 - Oxford Online Placement Test (Listening and Use of English) = 60 minutes
  • Part 2 - Writing = 30 minutes
  • Part 3 - Speaking = 10-15 minutes

All REW Placement Test bookings (onshore and offshore students) can be submitted directly to RMIT English Worldwide through the online booking form.

Once a test booking has been made, the candidate will receive important information about the test, and instructions on how to log in via the candidate’s personal email address so they can access the test and receive their results.

The following will be required to secure a booking:

The REW Placement Test runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30pm (AEST), with the exception of selected Fridays and the first day of each intake, when the placement tests are reserved for commencing students. Availability will be reviewed regularly in order to cater for demand.

Test candidates are permitted to re-sit the REW Placement test after a minimum of 4 weeks (maximum of 3 times per 12 months). Please note that a re-sit could affect the recommended starting level and number of EAP weeks required.

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) offers free English for Academic Purposes Conversation Classes.

Students can take part in a live lesson with an RMIT English Worldwide educator to practice their English language skills. One of our experienced educators will guide them through the lesson using RMIT English Worldwide’s student-centered approach to learning.

Session times:

  • Wednesdays 3:00pm (AEST)

Book a free conversation class

Application turnaround times

Last update: 26 May 2021

New Applications (without credit assessment)

Program area/application type Expected turnaround time
(business days)
Average turnaround time (business days)
College of Business programs 2-5 3
STEM College programs 5-10 7
Social Science programs 2-5 3
Property, Construction and Project Management 2-5 3
Art and Design programs 7-25 15
Media and Communication without selection task 2-5 3
Education (CASPer Test) 20-30 25

New Applications (with credit assessment)

Program area/application type Expected turnaround time
(business days)
Average turnaround time (business days)
College of Business programs 5-10 7
STEM College programs 7-20 15
Media and communication programs 10-15 12
Property, Construction and Project Management 4-10 7
Social Science programs 10-15 12

Other

Program area/application type Expected turnaround time
(business days)
Average turnaround time (business days)
Actioning a new notification 2-5
3
Approximate response to a communication in StudyLink 1-3 2
Clearance of Payment 3-7 5
Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) 1-3
2
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